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« Reply #120 on: February 24, 2013, 02:38:35 am »

Dangerous Jobs

Photograph from Rapid City Chamber of Commerce/National Geographic

No special training was required to be on the monument-building team, but fortitude was. It was dangerous work. "They used the men who were willing to do it," says Bracewell.

With the bulk of the carving happening during the Great Depression, unemployed local tin and feldspar miners, along with ranchers and farmers, made up most of the workers' ranks.

February 16, 2013
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